Tatarstan’s consumer boom

In the centre of Kazan, Mintimer Shaimiev, president of Tatarstan, officially opens the $70 million new Park House shopping mall, set up by Austrian investors Meinl European Land.

Tatarstan’s new Special Economic Zone Alabuga

As part of its policy initiative to encourage economic innovation and diversification away from oil and gas, the federal government is setting up several Special Economic Zones (SEZ) around Russia, companies in which will enjoy special tax privileges.

Tatarstan in the capital markets

Tatarstan is the most progressive Russian region after Moscow and St Petersburg in attracting foreign portfolio investors, with a successful record in attracting loan financing, Eurobond financing, and equity investment.

Risk-taking smaller banks buck the consolidation trend

Talk in the media and analysts’ reports about banking in central and eastern Europe tends to revolve around consolidation – the inevitable acquisition of the region’s most promising targets by foreign firms eager to increase their investment in rapidly growing economies.

Samba shows what Saudi bankers can do

The booming Saudi economy is drawing the big international banks into the Kingdom, hoping to make a fortune from selling their expertise in banking and investment products to its wealthy individuals.

Taking Tatarstan’s petrochemical resources into the future

At the centre of the economic policy of the government of Tatarstan is the intention to get the maximum possible value from the Republic’s remaining oil reserves, which means developing and building the most advanced petrochemical refining facilities within Tatarstan itself.

Is the Baltics boom set to bust?

As demand for financial services accelerates in Europe’s fastest-growing economies, several firms based in the Baltic republics have quietly been building impressive investment banking operations that now compete with larger Scandinavian rivals.

Banking league tables

Including: Asia Pacific (ex Japan), European, US, Global Announced M&A Project Finance - Sponsors, Financial Advisers, Loan Arrangers and Loan Providers

Debt markets league tables

Including: Bonds - Global (ex Japan) MBS/ABS Bookrunners | HY debt: Asia Pacific, EMEA, US | IG debt: Asia Pacific, EMEA, US | $ DCM Bookrunners | € DCM Bookrunners | International DCM Bookrunners | Loans - EMEA sponsor-driven loans | Global IG loans | Global leveraged loans & highly leveraged loans | Mandated Arranger: Asia, EMEA, US, Global | Non-syndicated MTNs, Private MTNs